Jefferson and Hamilton
by Claude G. Bowers

Shows how hateful the Federalists were and provides an excellent account of the early history of the US. Inexplicably, the author admires Hamilton even after having shown him to be an Anglophile, war monger, a monarchist, a would-be dictator, vain, egotistical, and anti-liberal. Hamilton was not particularly interested in personal wealth, so he was more of a corruptor than a corruptee.

The book is mistitled. There is not much about Jefferson in it. It is really about Hamilton, Washington, and Adams or the Federalists as opposed to the Democrats.

Year Read: 1977


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